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now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. residents of newtown, connecticut, have begun holding the first of many kernels for the 27 victims killed in friday's shooting rampage at sandy hook elementary school. on monday, noah pozner and jack pinto, 06 years old, were laid to rest in small caskets. more funerals are slated today including two more 6-year-old victim's, james mattioli and jessica rekos. at the white house, president obama convened a meeting with top officials to discuss ways to respond to the newtown massacre, including potential proposals for gun control. pressed for details, white house press secretary jay carney reduced offer any specifics on how obama plans to address the nation's gun violence. >> is a complex problem that will require a complex solution. no single piece of legislation, no single action will fully address the problem. >> in the aftermath of the newtown massacre, a number of pro-and lawmakers are signaling a new willingness to soften opposition to restrictions on weapons. senator joe manchin of west virginia, a longtime advoc
of the school are killed in newtown, connecticut. >> i have been at this for one- third of a century, and my sensibilities may not be of the average man, but this probably is the worst i have seen or the worst that i know of any of my colleagues have seen. >> the massacre occurred in newtown, connecticut, just miles from the national shooting sports foundation, the nation's second most powerful pro-gun lobby in the country after the national rifle association. we will host a debate on gun control between the gun honors for america and the coalition to stop gun violence. then we will speak to paul barrett, author of, "glock: the rise of america's gun." and we will get a report from the streets of cairo from sharif abdel kouddous. >> of voting among the division. egyptians headed to the polls on saturday in the sixth national election in nearly two years. this time, to vote on a referendum and a hotly disputed constitution. >> all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. president obama has vowed to take action against g
of the u.s. school shooting. president barack obama is preparing to travel to midtown -- to newtown to console the families of the victims that include 20 children. john, what do we actually know right now about this threat? >> i am not sure that i would make all that much of it. i am afraid to say that bomb threats are a way of life in this country when there is a major and national story on. people tend to take it upon themselves to do this kind of thing. nonetheless, this is the catholic church behind me and there was a service going on on sunday morning when the world's media count out outside, including al jazeera english, so people running out looking quite frightened. we're told there was a bomb threat. we have pictures of this. you can see from these pictures the police and military turning up in serious-looking vehicles and sealing off the church and they are still presently conducting a search. they also searched a school situated near by the church building. no word whether they found anything or not, but the president is coming to newtown later today for a memorial servi
. >> as president, bows new action on gun control, we look at the end violence from newtown, connecticut to the streets of chicago, were nearly 500 people have been murdered this year. we will speak with goldie taylor. both her dad and brother were murdered. for years he owned a gun. on monday, she give it up. rhonda lee has been fired for defending her short, natural hairstyle on facebook. to the bribery aisle. how walmart got its way in mexico. >> and mexico, and a lever to tell a bribery and one of the world's largest corporations -- walmart. >> an ever imagined i was opposing such a super power. >> in april, the new york times revealed how wal-mart's leaders hushed up evidence of widespread bribery by the largest foreign subsidiary. now the times examines the relentless campaign of bribes behind wal-mart's most controversial store in mexico, in the data supermarket built in the shadow of a revered cultural landmark, the ancient pyramids of teotihuacÁn. >> one in five walmart stores are in mexico. walmart is mexico's largest private employer. we will speak with pulitzer prize winning
an interagency task force on confronting gun violence in the aftermath of last week's newtown massacre. the news comes one day after white house spokesperson jay carney said obama would support senator dianne feinstein's bid to reinstate the ban on assault weapons. >> he is actively supportive, for example, senator feinstein's stated intent to revive a piece of legislation that would reinstate the assault weapons ban. he supports and would support legislation that addresses the problem of the so-called gun show loophole. and there are other elements of a gun legislation that he could support. >> the original assault weapons ban expired in 2004 in the national rifle association has succeeded to date in blocking the renewal. on tuesday, two more students killed in the newtown attack were laid to rest. jessica rekos and james mehdi ali, 06 years old. another six funerals are being held today. classes have resumed at most schools in the town, while sandy hook elementary school is still considered a crime scene. the newtown massacre continues to prompt action at the state level. michigan republican g
information relevant to this case are not being posted by the connecticut state police, newtown police, or any authorities in this case. any of that information, people putting that information out there in any manner, it can be construed as a violation of state or federal law and they will be prosecuted. >> let's not forget that in all of this, the victims and the survivors -- particularly the survivors at this time, will have a terrible story to tell for the rest of their lives. >> the survivors of friday's shooting -- a day that we will never forget. within a few terrifying minutes she went from teaching her students to desperately protecting them. >> we gathered under the tables and just listened to nonstop gunfire happening right outside the door, knowing that the gunfire was showering the hallways and classrooms and it was nonstop. >> 9-year-old twins, ben and ethan, remember being led out of the school. >> when the police man came, he told us to shut our eyes and do this, like on the picture on the news. and run. and just go out. >> once the scene was secure, staff and students have bee
lanza killed 20 people at a school in newtown, connecticut, sparking a debate about gun nuts. >> we not only have to get a handle on gun control, but the mental health issue. we have been turning people lose, and i think we have gone too far. there are people that need to be in institutions that are a danger to themselves or others. >> president obama has announced a task force to look into gun control, and several members of congress are planning bills for the new year. some say it should not be so easy to buy a deadly weapon, but the gun lobby has made it clear they do not intend to give up the right to bear arms but with more innocent people die in by the bullet, something will need to be done. >> the people of newtown, connecticut, are observing a somber christmas. support has been pouring in from across the world as residents come to terms with the killings. 20 children and six adults were gunned down, prompting renewed debate about gun control. police in china have rescued 89 children in a major sting against child adoption gangs. police say they started investigations after r
be remembered for a series of mass shootings from aurora, arata, to the sikh temple, to be shooting in newtown, conn.. the case around trayvon martin sparked national protest after officials refused to arrest george zimmerman. president obama continues his secret drone wars. we spend the hour looking back at the moment and movements that shaped 2012. >> democratic congresswoman gabrielle giffords has announced she will step down this week. she was shot in the head last year in a shooting spree that left six people dead in tucson. >> thank you for your prayers and for giving me the time to recover. i have more work to do on my recovery, so i will do what is best for arizona. i will step down this week. >> iraqis are voicing outrage over the sentencing of the last marines charged in the 2005 massacre of 25 civilians. on tuesday, frank woodrich received no jail time. >> i was expecting the american courts would sentence the person to life in prison. he should appear and confessed to the world that he committed these crimes so that america could show itself as democratic and fair. >> in a dramatic
on wednesday after moving it up in reaction to the newtown massacre. the program is generally held in may, but the l.a. mayor said he decided to hold it in december in part due to lack of federal oversight of weapons nationwide. >> for eight years the senate has stopped the confirmation of the head of the atf, the organization that is duty bound to enforce these laws. the nra said last week that we should have more enforcement of our gun laws, yet they have made every effort to block enforcement, every effort to have these gaping loopholes in the law that make it almost impossible to do that. >> gun owners for offered a gift certificate worth up to two murder dollars a local grocery chain in exchange for their weapons. -- were offered up to $200 at a local grocery chain in exchange for the weapons. two down on her said there were moved up by the tragedy in connecticut. >> i always thought they should have something like it anyway. regardless of what happens, too bad we wait for something like that to happen to decide to get rid of the pistols and the guns and rifles. >> too many people ge
jazeera. the names of 20 children killed at the sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut have been released. south african prime minister jacob zuma is speaking at a conference. and the conservative liberal democratic party has been returned to power in japan. the party has secured a 2/3 majority in the lower house. hundreds of protesters have been blocked from staging a rally outside kuwait's parliament. politicians have been groot -- coleen their first sessions -- politicians have been holding their first sessions. >> the first set of reforms start with the meeting to analyze and look at reasons so that reforms can be dealt with in a better way. the parliament has the responsibility of planning and preparing a program that can be put into practice. >> in syria, gun battles have been reported in a refugee camp in damascus, home to thousands of palestinian refugees. these pictures show some of the fighting. some palestinians short president assad. others have joint -- some palestinian support president assad. others have joined the opposition groups. the price of food in sudan
. in newtown, connecticut w ednesday. politicians are discussing how to prevent another mass killing in their classrooms. >> we have an obligation to try. >> he has put his vice president in charge with coming up with suggestions. >> there is already a growing consensus. in majority of americans support banning the sale of military-style assault weapons, a majority of americans support banning the sale of high capacity ammunition clips. >> the president is not saying that he is considering laws that would get rid of the 200 million guns that are already owned in the u.s. most of the pro-gun rights congressman have stayed quiet in the last few days but some are starting to come out to say they will fight any legislation. >> no, they will not fix it. >> people believe for the first time in a very long time this mass shooting, more than the others, can force congress to act. >> i think people have been intimidated by the whole subject. that is where i think the vibe is different. by no means am i under estimating the difficulty of this. >> the president is calling on the american people
. the question remains -- what will this time, after this tragedy, be different? >> the newtown shootings are the subject of the latest edition of inside story from washington. >> the search for answers to the mass killings at sandy hook. is the speculation about the mental health of the gunmen adding to the stigmatization of the mentally ill and doing little to address the root causes? that discussion on inside story, 7:30 p.m. on al-jazeera. >> more good news for the depressed greek economy. standard & poors upgraded its rating. here are the ratings levels given by standard and poor's. aaa means the country should have no problem in meeting its financial commitments. only germany and the netherlands have this rate. before the upgrade, greece's rating had fallen to selective default, which meant it failed to pay on one or more of its obligations. now it was pushed upward to b minus. this shows that greece can meet its financial commitments. i spoke to the fellow at the peterson institute for international economics. >> i think was s&p is catching up to is the improved political goodwill
children buried in newtown, conn., today, a teacher who tried to save them laid to rest as well. now politicians are talking about how to prevent another mass killing of children in their classrooms. >> we have a deep obligation, all of us, to try. >> not president obama has put vice president joe biden in charge, saying that he will outline his proposals next month. >> the good news is there is a growing consensus to build on, with a majority of support banning the sale of military- style assault weapons, a majority support the ammunition clips. that the president says that gun-control legislation will be part of it, but he is not saying, and nobody asked, if he is considering any laws that would get rid of the 200 million guns already owned in the u.s. the last ban applied only to the production of new weapons and only 18 were outlawed. some in congress says they will fight any legislation. >> we have seen that movie before. and it is sad. >> it seems the president realizes it will be difficult, so he is asking the american people to call congress and most importantly to remember t
in the new year. no one knows whether a newtown change the collective appetite for guns in civilian hands or not, but the battle for gun control could be a long, drawn out affair with dangers for politicians on both sides. al jazeera. >> a senior mexican official has announced he is quitting. he is -- he has rejected allegations that after 23 years of service -- he faced strong criticism following a shootout in june in a mexico city airport. he says the charges are empty and unfounded.
-- consideration. >> all the people of newtown, connecticut have been reacting to the n.r.a. proposals saying more guns in school. >> it's going to affect the kids psychologically. it's going to be in fear every time they walk into a school. >> it's kind of bad. i don't think they look at the big picture of things. >> they had to make a statement but this choice is the worst i think. >> about the same time as the n.r.a. vice president was addressing journalists in washington there was a multiple shooting in pennsylvania. gunman killed three people in township east of pittsburgh. the gunman was killed in the shootout with police. a -- mark foreman has been investigating mass shootings in the u.s. and he says the n.r.a.'s comments are outrageous. >> parents who are still burying their 6 and 7-year-old children and for the n.r.a. to come out with the same old talking points it's frankly offensive. they've been pushing this argument that we have to arm everybody and arm the good guys for many years. and it's bogus. it's a bogus idea. i wrote a piece from mother jones this week looking at the cases tha
newtown change the appetite. the battle for gun control could be a long drawn out affair filled with dangers for politicians from both sides. al jazeera, washington. >> and mexican police official has announced he is quitting after wake of corruption charges. he has rejected the allegations that after 23 years of service he will resign on december the 34th. he faced strong criticism following a shootout at the airport that killed three officers at in june. officers at in june.
congress may take up some sort of gun control measures in the new year. no one knows whether newtown change the collective appetite for powerful weapons in civilian hands but the battle for gun- control could be a long drawn- out affair. >> it is draft season for the russian army and the military is struggling to find enough conscript's. charles -- reports from moscow on why thousands of young men are willing to risk jail. >> he has been dodging the military draft for eight years and in the weekend before and to the army any day. fit enough, not attending university and with no young family. every man in russia between 18- 27 is expected to serve a year in the military. it is a terrifying prospect for many. >> we first left moscow when i was 18 and we were very afraid. we lived in hiding and even learn to recognize when the police cars were coming by the specifics out of their tires. >> this is what frightens men like nikolai. it is known as hazing. it is described as a military code of violence. and often systematic bullying of new recruits that the rights groups say sometimes pushes meant
people including 20 children at an elementary school in the town of newtown, connecticut. sparking a debate about whether semiautomatic guns should be banned. the n.r.a. recommended armed guards be placed in all schools. president obama has announced a task force to look into gun control in the u.s. several congress people are planning bills for the new year. the latest deadly shooting in webster involving first responders trying do their jobs just before christmas will likely prolong the gun debate further. >> this is a shock that something like to would happen. for some reason, violence is rearing its ugly head in this community and everywhere. >> al jazeera, washington. >> funerals have been held for the victims of a bakery bombing in hamas. activists say the air strike on sunday killed at least 90 people. many were lining up to buy bread at the time. the activists said the bakery was targeted. the government said it was terrorists. turkish officials said at least 700 people from hamas province have crossed the border. more than half a million people have fled syria in more than
stonewall talks in july. speaking reuters, an nra spokesperson said the massacre in newtown, connecticut will not change their opposition to the treaty saying, "we are as opposed to it today as we were when it first appeared." the nra has vowed to oppose global arms regulation marking its second major policy announcement in the past week after responding to the newtown massacre with the karl for armed guards and by u.s. schools. some 200 teachers and utah attended a seminar sponsored by the pro-gun utah shooting sports council for free trading on the handling of firearms. new figures show publicly known u.s. drone strikes declined in pakistan this year while drastically increasing in yemen. according to the new america foundation, confirmed drone attacks fell to 46 from 72 in pakistan, while rising to 53 from 18 in yemen. the u.s. just recently admitted responsibility for a september attack in yemen that killed 11 civilians, including three children. rebels of the central african republic appeared to be on the verge of seizing control of the capital after taking at least 10 other towns.
at sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut. last friday morning, adam lanza opened fire at the school, killing 20 children and six adults. a series of back-to-back wakes and funerals are continuing for the victims. those mourned on thursday include catherine hubbard, benjamin wheeler, jesse lewis, and allison wyatt, all aged six, and grace mcdonnell, age 7. the service was held in new york for teacher anne marie murphy, who is believed to have used her body to shield students from a hill of bullets. 30-year old teacher lauren rousseau was also mourned thursday in connecticut. her partner of the year, tony lusardi, spoke to cnn. >> i want the world to know she was a great person who touched the lives of everyone she ever met, even if he only met her once you like her. she was a great person and did not deserve this. no one deserved this. >> a private memorial service was also held thursday in new hampshire for nancy lanza, the mother of the gunman and his first victim. adam lanza shot his mother in her bed with her own gun before driving to the elementary school. vice-pre
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